India is one of the five countries where the Oppo F3 is being launched today, the other 4 being Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines. The company had already launched the Oppo F3 Plus in India. The USP of this latest phone is obviously the dual front camera set up with a 16MP and an 8MP one. But the basic specifications of the phone are outlined here first.
Dimensions and display
The Oppo F3 is a 5.5-inch phone measuring 153.3 x 75.2 x 7.3 mm, weighing 153 grams. This is a dual SIM phone and interestingly it permits you to use an additional slot for the microSD card; the trend off late is to have either or option. If you needed to use two SIMs, then you have to sacrifice additional storage. The Oppo F3 at least takes care on this front.
The display is 5.5-inches and the type of display is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The display resolution is 1080x1920 offering a density of 401ppi. The display screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
The operating system on Oppo F3 is the Android Marshmallow. According to analysts Oppo might have just about slipped up on the processor. The Octa-Core Mediatek MT6750T offering 1.5GHz, according to some analysts, does not measure up to the phoneâ€™s otherwise latest specifications and expected performance.
A non-removable 3200mAh battery powers this latest phone from Oppo and there is the fast charging feature also.
As mentioned, it is the camera and that too the front camera set up that has aroused the interest of many phone buyers in India. The company has used Bollywood actresses Deepika Pudukone and Aalia Bhatt to advertise extensively for the Oppo F3 Plus, as the Selfie Expert and would want to en-cash that for this phone as well.
The camera set up does appear impressive with the larger 16MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and the smaller 8MP sensor with an aperture size of f/2.4. The 8MP camera is meant to take the wider angle selfies. There is no flash provision for the front cameras, however. The rear camera is 13MP with autofocus and LED flash provisions.
The sensors fitted on the Oppo F3 include the fingerprint sensor plus accelerometer, compass and proximity sensors. The phone has the entire range of connectivity options. Like the Oppo F3 Plus this phone also allows the user to operate two WhatsApp accounts from one phone.
The Oppo F3 that is being launched today in India sports 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory and as mentioned there is a microSD card slot and with that the storage memory can be jacked up to 256GB. The phone is being offered in just two colour variations, Gold and Rose Gold.
The price of the Oppo F3 is Rs 19, 999.